Four-county police chase ends

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Update: 3:50 pm, 10/13/17, Friday 

VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A 23-year old is in police custody after leading authorities on a nearly 45-minute chase across four counties Thursday night.

Police were originally stopping Calin Dial for speeding, but he took off. Police say he was already driving on a revoked license before the chase.

He drove from the northwest part of Vermilion County, through parts of Iroquois and Ford before ending in Champaign County.

At one point, police used stop sticks to blow out his tires, but Dial kept driving for 15-more miles.

The truck’s tires eventually fell off and sparks flew as he drove on his rims. He surrendered when his truck could go no futher.

A passenger with him was not arrested. 

Original: 10:00 pm, 10/12/17, Thursday

THOMASBORO, Ill (WCIA) — A police chase across several counties ended after a truck ran off the road. It started in the northwest part of Vermilion County Thursday, but ended abruptly on Route 45, in Thomasboro around 9 pm.

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office says the truck also took off into Iroquois and Ford counties before heading south. They say deputies used stop sticks to end the pursuit. The truck was missing its two front tires by the end of the chase. 

No word on how the chase started, but officials say one person is in custody. They are not releasing the person’s name. 

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